Exceptional Six-Gallon J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Crock w/ Floral Wreath and 1857 Date

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $2,200.


Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Floral Wreath and 1857 Date, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON VT," 1857, large-sized, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a wreath composed of flowers, leaves, curled vines, and dotted trails, surrounding the date, "1857." Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Outstanding decoration, excellent color, and desirable large size to the vessel. The finest example of Norton wreath decoration that we have ever offered. A 7 1/2" reverse-J-shaped crack from rim on reverse. A faint, approximately 6" Y-shaped line to right of decoration. A tiny in-the-firing iron ping above right side of decoration. A small area of staining near base on reverse. H 13 3/4".



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